A new blog meme is being launched!

New blog meme ooh whats it called? DO judge a book by its cover Why? Because I love book covers and their artwork when can we take part? every Saturday what do we have to do? You simply write a post about a favourite book cover. It does not have to be one you own or even borrowed from your wonderful local library but just one you’ve seen online, in the shops or in the hands of your so called best friend who won’t let you borrow it – the meanie! There will be a theme each week such as:

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the cat on the bookshelf

Look at all these adorable books on my lovely new bookshelf which i got just before Christmas. It cost me not a penny as hubby got it from one of these freecycle websites. It also has an added bonus in that my Meggie loves to sit there in the morning on a sunny day. She will sun herself for ages. I call her my keeper of the books. I am entering this for Annie’s Friday Smiles 101  

Up coming Literary Festivals for 2014

Saturday, 26th April to Sunday, 4th May 2014 Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire BOX OFFICE on 01789 207100 (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm, Sat 9.30am-1.30pm) or online here. TICKETS also available on the door (cash or cheques only).   Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts May 22nd – June 1st 2014 Visit the official website. Tickets: book online or call 01497 822 629. Althorp Literary Festival June 12th – 14th 2014 Visit the Althorp website  

and the pile grows even larger

Well i ask you, i was in town this morning, in WHSmith looking at magazines. Now how could i not look at the books too. You understand, right? After a good old rummage around I bought these two beauties I keep hearing such good things about this book and Neil Gaiman is a damn fine writer so i just had to give ‘The Ocean at the end of the Lane’ a shot. This is what Neil himself has to say about the book “The Ocean at the end of the lane is a novel of childhood and memory.  Its a

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Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce

Published by Orion Books 393 pages I really loved this book, from the moment i read the blurb to the final page. Who can resist a mystery, not me. It is Christmas afternoon and Peter Martin gets an unexpected phone call from his parents, asking him to come round. It pulls him away from his wife and children and into a bewildering mystery. He arrives at his parents’ house and discovers that they have a visitor. His sister Tara. Not so unusual you might think, this is Christmas after all, a time when families get together. But twenty years ago

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